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Electrify Everything & Save The Planet!

February 18th, 2018 | by Sponsored Content

Have you ever wondered why so many of the items we use on a daily basis are switching away from fossil fuel power to electricity? What can you do to make a difference in our planet’s health through the electrification of nearly everything in your life? Here are just a few options available to you


Solar Panels Do Work On Cloudy Days

February 8th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

Solar panels do produce electricity in cloudy weather. They don't produce as much electricity as they do on sunny days, but they have been shown to produce 25% of what they produce on a sunny day, or 10% when it's very cloudy. 


Global Warming Is Going To Demolish Economies & Societies

January 14th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

We had an article last week about the threat to the Florida real estate market that is coming our way from continued heating of the globe, rising sea levels, increased flooding, and stronger storms slamming the coast. Some comments under the article highlighted that such threats persist along vast US coastlines as well as coastlines across the world — it's not just Florida. The fact of the matter is, humans have long settled close to seas, rivers, oceans, gulfs, and bays — and many of the world's most populated and economically vital cities and regions will be physically harmed to one degree or another by the effects of climate change. One commenter highlighted this threat for a rather rich country he's a resident of, but noted, "I think we will cope but it will sure as hell be costly."


GM (Cruise) Self-Driving Vehicle Test Drive In San Francisco Illustrates Differences Between Tech & Human Drivers Well

December 4th, 2017 | by James Ayre

Last week, we published an article recounting a journalist's demo drive of GM's (Cruise Automation's) self-driving vehicle tech. The drive was conducted in San Francisco and the most humorous bit seemed to be that a double-parked taco truck managed to stump the unit — for a minute or so, after which the backup driver took over instead of waiting around for a move from the self-driving tech


Join The Local Clean Energy Alliance’s Clean Power, Healthy Communities Gathering

October 5th, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

The Local Clean Energy Alliance is the California's Bay Area's membership-based organization working at the local, state, and national level to promote a clean energy future through the development and democratization of local renewable energy resources. The organization is putting on an event next month you won't want to miss — the Clean Power, Healthy Communities Gathering


LED Lights, All-Electric School Buses, Hydroponic Gardens … (Cleantech in Action Series)

September 30th, 2017 | by Lisa Ann Pinkerton

We’ve partnered with Technica Communications* for a monthly roundup of some of the coolest cleantech press releases in a series we are calling Cleantech in Action. Some of the highlights this month include new lights for AT&T park in San Francisco, all-electric busses for a California school district, hyper-local veggies for an Iowa grocery store, Amazon's newest solar roof,  and a 1.8 MW solar ground mount built to power a museum in Massachusetts


Maven Gig Launches In San Francisco

June 22nd, 2017 | by James Ayre

The Maven Gig carsharing service, aimed at those working in the freelance "gig" economy as delivery drivers or on-demand taxi service drivers, has now launched in San Francisco, California


Improve Your Sustainability Strategy & Storytelling At This San Francisco Event

June 7th, 2017 | by Andrea Bertoli

Our friends at Triple Pundit shared a cool event coming up that I thought many of our readers would enjoy. "Shape Up your Sustainability Strategy and Storytelling" is an intimate, one-day gathering of thought leaders and sustainability practitioners focused on exploring how leading businesses are closing the gap between sustainability and effective communication


California Rail Electrification Funding Trump’s Transportation Secretary Wanted To Kill Gets Funded In New Budget Deal

May 4th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

A proposed new budget deal in Congress would preserve funding to electrify rail lines between San Jose and San Francisco. That corridor is one of the busiest in the nation as it serves the tech community on the San Francisco peninsular known as Silicon Valley. Bringing electrification to the rail transport system would have a significant effect on carbon emissions in the region and reduce the area's well known traffic congestion


Unconferences Coming Up In San Francisco

April 12th, 2017 | by Andrea Bertoli

As you might imagine, those of us behind Important Media, CleanTechnica's parent company, spend most of our time online. But over the past year, we've branched out into a few events to help bring the sustainability conversation to cities around the globe


Scoot’s New Mobility Operating System

March 12th, 2017 | by Roy L Hales

Compared to the 10 million miles that the city's vehicles travel every day, Scoot's penetration into the San Francisco market is still relatively small. The 800 vehicles in its shared light electric vehicle (LEV) fleet have covered 2 million miles since 2012. Scoot CEO Michael Keating admitted in an email sent my way that, even combining their statistics with those of Zipcar, Bay Area Bikeshare, and Uber, you would probably not reach 5% of the total volume. But the market is growing fast


US Startup (Spin) Aims To Bring Kiosk-Free Bike Sharing To San Francisco

February 7th, 2017 | by James Ayre

Kiosk-free bikesharing services have been a thing outside of the US (in China, in particular) for a while now, but they have yet to make any headway here for some reason. A new startup known as Spin is apparently aiming to address this, with the launch of a new bikesharing concept along the lines of the Chinese ones in San Francisco


Lucid Motors Air Sighting In San Francisco + New Teaser Video

February 5th, 2017 | by James Ayre

The recently unveiled Lucid Motors "Air" is a beautiful car (beautiful as far as cars go, anyways), but we've yet to see much of it in the wild (outside of promos and car shows), leaving those with a potential interest perhaps a bit hungry for more media



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